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»In the spectacular theft at the center of the book, robbers nabbed Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter and Edgar Allan Poe’s Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane and Minor Poems from the New York Public Library. The Poe is so rare that McDade, the curator of rare books at the University of Illinois College of Law, says he cannot estimate its value.«

Carolyn Kellogg

Travis McDade tells in his book Thieves of Book Row: New York’s Most Notorious Rare Book Ring and the Man Who Stopped It of stealing and dealing of rare books in the early 20th century and the man who stopped it. Carolyn Kellogg reviews the book at the Los Angeles Times.